@navigateher totes appreciate your other point but it's not that rare (and a lot of places that do offer raises, it's like 25 or 50 cents a year, with a cap that's not much more than minimum wage)
@Evergreen It's made clear in the article that Cat's parents are the ones who wanted her to own a home and agreed to advance her money that was alreay to be hers someday... While I agree that one should generally be able to live/function as an adult without your parent's assistance, I don't see anything wrong with a parent who wants to spend their 'extra' money on their children and be able to see them enjoy it while they are alive. A couple questions I wondered when reading your comment: If you had decided not to go to college, but your parents wanted to give you the money they saved for tuition to start a business or family, would you have taken it? If not what makes college special/different? Also, if someone's parents pass away and they use their inheritance to buy their first home, is that also embarrassing/infantalizing? If so, what is an appropriate thing for them to spend that money on? I'm genuinely curious to hear your answers!
@aok Here's a third option: Those things might make this particular thing that she did a terrible thing to do, which does not make her a terrible person. Have you ever done something wrong in your life? No one is perfect. Logan choosing to write about her flaws and her experiences -- even if this post does seem a little flippant -- doesn't mean that those flaws or mistakes make her a "terrible person." You don't know the girl! You seem like a very reasonable person but I just can't fathom how people think they can judge the actual character of someone they've never met based on a few personal essays.
@Jake Reinhardt I am late to this discussion, but it's worth noting that the original poster said to Logan: "You are TERRIBLE. You're not nearly charming or good enough at writing to make your actions even remotely endearing." That is not criticism of her writing or this piece or the site, it's criticism of who she is as a person. Defend it if you want, but don't compare it to movie or product reviews unless you can find some (good/respected) critics who routinely attack the moral fiber of the movie or product's creators, who they don't know, based on something they didn't like.